Archive for December, 2012

Opposition Grows to Congressional Pay Raise

Filed in Headline Archives, News on December 31, 2012

A growing number of voices in Congress have come out against President Obama’s executive order giving Congress a 0.5% pay raise.

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Barrow Urges House Leadership to Block Congressional Pay Increase

Filed in Headline Archives, News on December 31, 2012

Rep. John Barrow (D-GA) is urging House members to block the pay increase for Members of Congress that was recently enacted by an executive order.

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Using the G Fund to Help Fund Federal Expenses

Filed in Headline Archives, News on December 30, 2012

In addition to the pay freeze that has been in effect for some time, federal employees are also helping with the government’s spending problem through the involuntary use of the G fund. Here is how that works and how the scenario is likely to play out when all is said and done.

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Vice President and Congress Getting Raises Too

Filed in Headline Archives, News on December 28, 2012

An executive order was issued Thursday which will make the end to the pay freeze for the federal workforce official in the spring. But federal employees aren’t the only ones who are getting a pay raise from the deal.

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End of the Federal Pay Freeze Announced

Filed in Headline Archives, News on December 27, 2012

A new executive order announces the end of the federal pay freeze. The new pay rates will not take effect until after March 27, 2013.

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Winners from the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Filed in Headline Archives, News on December 27, 2012

The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 takes effect on December 27, 2012. Who among the federal workforce is likely to gain the most from this new law?

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Retirement Ideas for Federal Workers

Filed in Headline Archives, News on December 26, 2012

The author offers some suggestions for ways federal employees can spend their time after retirement.

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White House: Your Pay is Officially Frozen Through March 2013

Filed in Headline Archives, News on December 21, 2012

The president made the pay freeze extension on the federal workforce official this afternoon when he issued a presidential memorandum directing heads of agencies to not issue any pay increases until at least March 27, 2013.

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